Its that time of the year again. My favorite time of year, summer. It takes me back to my childhood of going to the pool, playing softball, wandering in the woods with my brother and the best part Fourth of July. Every year my parents hosted a huge party at the house. My mom always made tons of food as well as adult beverages that from time to time I would sneak. (I think she knew though) Always delicious and simple. I thought I would share her classic with you as well as an upgrade. You may want to keep The Classic out of the kids hands. It can be potent.Lime Slush (The Classic)
1 can Limeade (It helps if it is thawed, but not necessary)
1 can Lime Vodka
Sprite or 7-Up
Fill blender 1/2 full with ice. Pour in Limeade and Vodka and blend until smooth. Place 3-4 spoon fulls in a glass, top off with Sprite or 7-Up. Store in an airtight container in freezer. Keeps for weeks. You can modify how much slush you want, each person has their preference.
Strawberry Margarita Sorbet (The Upgrade)
1/3 C. Tequila
1/4 C. Triple Sec
1 C. Sugar
2 C. Water
32 oz. Frozen Strawberries
Put water and sugar into a pot and bring to a boil stirring until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool. (Can be done a day ahead, which I recommend)
Thaw Strawberries in microwave, puree juice and all in blender until smooth.
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Place in a 9x13 pan and place in the freezer. Stir every 45 minutes until frozen. (I use a whisk, make sure to get the sides.) Store in an airtight container in the freezer. Keeps for weeks.
The picture is actually of a red raspberry margarita sorbet. You can use other fruits if you have a personal favorite, give it a try and see if it works. This batch was made back in March and it is still good today. I think I might have some tonight for dessert. YUM!